A Christmas Carol

Factual error: At the beginning Scrooge is seen signing Jacob Marley's death certificate in the year 1836. English Birth, Marriage & Death certificates didn't come into being until 1837.

Revealing mistake: During the scene when Scrooge is sitting in his armchair by the fire, the animation of the fire is badly looped and you can see it flickering as it finishes a cycle.

Continuity mistake: In the scene when Scrooge is talking to the boy after he changed, the boy has a sled that was right by some posts, but after Scrooge gets excited because he didn't miss anything and we go back to the boy, his sled is now further away.


Ebenezer Scrooge: What do you want with me?
Jacob Marley: You will be haunted by three spirits.
Ebenezer Scrooge: I'd rather not.

Ebenezer Scrooge: I see you wear a scabbard but no sword.
Ghost of Christmas Present: Indeed! Peace on earth. Goodwill toward men.

Ebenezer Scrooge: I'm light as a feather! Merry as a schoolboy!


Question: Can someone please explains this? When Marley visits Scrooge, it's Christmas Eve. Marley tells Scrooge that he will be haunted by three ghosts. The first ghost would appear tomorrow when the bell tolls one. Meaning that the first ghost would appear on Christmas day. The second would appear the next night at the same hour. December 26th. And the final spirit would appear the following night at twelve o'clock. December 27th. When Scrooge is talking to the boy outside his window after the visitations, the boy tells him it's Christmas Day.

Chosen answer: It's basically the magic of Christmas. While, to Scrooge, three full days have passed, in reality his whole experience took place in a single night, allowing the reformed Scrooge to enjoy Christmas Day.

Tailkinker Premium member

Question: What is Mr. Scrooge's business exactly, and what does Bob Cratchit do?

Chosen answer: Mr. Scrooge is a moneylender and Bob is his clerk. Moneylendering is different than something like a bank loan because interest rates are much steeper and usually the last resort for poor people who can't get bank loans. In essence he's a loan shark.

Bishop73

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